Mobile Human-Computer Interaction for MSc COMPSCI5112
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Computing Science
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
Mobile Human-Computer Interaction for MSc gives students an overview of the interaction challenges and opportunities associated with mobile and ubiquitous computing.
3 hours per week.
Requirements of Entry
COMPSCI5092 Research & Professional Skills
Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (H)
Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (M)
Exam worth 60%.
Set exercise is typically a group coursework project worth 40%.
Main Assessment In: April/May
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
This course aims to introduce the challenges of developing interactive systems for mobile computing devices, e.g., mobile phones and wearable computers. Students will learn about challenging aspects of mobile interaction contexts, e.g., device movement, situational impairments, social acceptability. This course will introduce interaction design concepts like prototyping and evaluation through user studies. This is not intended as a mobile application development course but will briefly introduce core concepts.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain problems associated with human-computer interaction in mobile and ubiquitous usage contexts.
2. Critically analyse a proposed mobile interactive system considering its intended usage context.
3. Design usable mobile interactive systems for a given problem or application area.
4. Develop and evaluate prototypes of mobile interactive systems using a variety of prototyping methods and evaluation techniques.
5. Discuss cutting edge developments in mobile human-computer interaction, such as context-aware systems, sensor-based interaction, location-based interaction, and mixed reality.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.